Stofan Items for Sale

Ron Stofan is selling 2,000 to 3,000 radio items owned by his late father.
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Ron Stofan is selling 2,000 to 3,000 radio items owned by his late father.

Stofan took over manufacturer Audiolab from his father about 10 years ago; Bob Stofan passed away last year in Sacramento.

Equipment for sale includes ham, broadcast and other gear: complete units, pieces/parts, microphones, etc. Counting meters, knobs and other smaller items are included.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate Bob’s contribution to the broadcast community,” his son said, adding that he has heard “story after story” from buyers about how Bob helped them or got them started in radio.

Bob Stofan founded Audiolab, which sold TD1 bulk tape erasers. According to Dan Roberts of Broadcast Connection, Stofan also was an FM pioneer, putting KSFM, 96.1 MHz, on the air in the early 1960s.

“I seem to remember that he claimed to be one of the first to broadcast in stereo, when it was first approved,” Roberts said. “He also did a stint as a field service engineer for Bernie Wise when Bernie owned ITA.”

Ron Stofan purchased Garner Industries of Lincoln, Neb. two years ago. For those who wonder how a manufacturer of degaussing equipment might be doing: Roberts says the business is thriving in the IT niche.

To contact Ron Stofan, e-mail ron@garner-products.com.

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